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(pronounced Shay-yee Shay) real/full name is Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua born 21 December 1985, is a Nigerian-based English
singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, and record producer. She
wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami‘s video game
Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005). She also wrote “You Will See”, a song that was included on Melanie C‘s third studio album Beautiful Intentions (2005). Shay wrote “White Lies”, a song from Chip’s Transition album. In 2008, she became the lead singer for the now defunct pop girl group From Above. The group signed a recording deal with Sony/Columbia and was managed by Mathew Knowles‘ Music World Entertainment company. In November 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications service provider Etisalat. In November 2015, Shay released her debut studio album titled Seyi or Shay. It was supported by the promotional singles “Irawo”, “Ragga Ragga”, and “Chairman”
1985. She is a native of Ife, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay.
Seyi Shay is a Nigerian based English singer-songwriter, recording
performer, and record producer. She was born and raised in London, England to
Nigerian parents. Her mother is from Northern Nigeria while her father is a
native of Ife in Ondo State of Nigeria. Seyi has two elder brothers and one
elder sister. She and her siblings were raised by their single mother.
attended the Command High School, Maryland, Lagos. After some classes in the
Command secondary school, She went back to London where she complete her
undergraduate studies. She studied music at a local UK college, and afterwards,
proceeded to study Business Management at the University of East London.
late mother being a chorister, and her sister being a music composer for TV
went a long way in influencing Seyi to become a musician. Apart from the two,
Seyi’s brother used to be a radio and club disc jockey. This also influenced
Sey Shay to start performing at the age of 16, and she was part of her secondary
during their world tour to 13 cities in Japan where she was highly applauded
for her performances.
started her career in music when she signed a record deal with No Apology, a
record company affiliated with George Martin (commonly referred to as the
“Fifth Beatle”). In the year 2006, Seyi teamed-up with some other
individuals to form a girl band they called Boadicea back then in UK. The group
were managed by Ron Tom, the founder and manager of All Saints and Sugababes.
Two year after they were formed, the band separated.
From Above UK singing audition. At the end of the audition, she emerged as the
lead vocalist for the defunct Boadicea group. The group which consisted of five
girls was then signed by Mathew Knowles’ management company after performing
for him. They were taken to Houston where they underwent vocal and dance training. The group supported Beyoncé while she was in the UK for her I Am…
World Tour. They presented an award at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards and
their own MTV reality show was called Breaking From Above, a reality show that
was aired in more than 166 countries around the world. When the group later
disassembled, Shay explored the opportunity to continue her management deal
with Matthew Knowles, and eventually secured a recording contract with Sony. Flytime Music also invited her, and Shay decided to joined them. Over her
career, Shay has worked with Justin Timberlake, Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal,
Michelle Williams, Chip, Rob Knoxx, H-Money, and Cameron Wallace.
ISLAND RECORDS ARTISTE, PEPSI AMBASSADOR, SAMSSON AMBASSADOR,